Alice Kendall is part of the social elite, and her mother has spent a fortune giving her luxuries. When Alice marrries Fred Garlan her mother wishes him luck as he will need it. Alice wants a new sable coat but Fred can't afford it. When she shows up with a coat, suspicions start to fly.
September 4, 2019 Subject:
Fun film, don't miss!
Not quite on par with the great Pre Codes like Red Headed Woman, Baby Face, and Three On A Match. But it's a fun, soap-style yarn that moves along at a nice clip, no dull sequences. Gorgeous Deco sets and wardrobe, too - what's not to love?
One reviewer mentioned "details of motion" and yes, it's true. I attribute that to the fact that movies has just transitioned from the silent era. The players had developed skill in expressing themselves nonverbally that carried over to the early talkies like this one.
A little trivia: Jameson Thomas, who played Harrison Morrell in this film, played King Westley in "It Happened One Night" - and that performance was the inspiration for Pepe LePew!
September 24, 2011 Subject:
Here is a link to this film's IMDb page, which contains reviews that actually describe the film, and enough of a plot summary that the rest of us can make up our own minds about whether we want to download and watch it or not. Comments like "enjoyable movie" and "you should watch it" tell us that other reviewers liked it, but don't go very far toward helping us to decide whether we might.
I took a flier and downloaded this film just on the summary and comments posted here. About 20 minutes into it, I stopped and went looking for more info that might tell me where the story was going, to see if I wanted to stay with it and watch the rest. The review by 'planktonrules' on IMDb resonates with my own response to what I saw, and the plot summary suggests that it just gets worse. No, thanks (and no thanks, either).
August 11, 2011 Subject:
Infinite attention to detail
I know nothing about how movies are directed or made, and don't watch them 'analytically'.
When I started watching this one, my attention was instantly riveted. Something special is going on here.... what is it? After a while I parsed it out. Infinite attention to details of motion. Every finger, every toe, every eyebrow, every lip, is doing something meaningful at every moment. And it all works together. Again, I have no idea how the director accomplished this, but it's magnificent.
The visual equivalent of Wilhelm Ehmann performing Bach.
August 7, 2010 Subject:
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